Monday, June 1, 2009


The Fidgeting Gidget has bestowed upon my blog the "Keepsake Blog Award." (aw thanks!)

So the rules are:

1. Post a funny or sweet keepsake that tells something about you

2. Pass the award on to 10 other bloggers that you think are keepers

Okay. So. Keepsake.

Lately, theatre has been popping back into my life. I've decided to audition again (one week from today... AAAH!) after three years of giving up the theatre, so my keepsake is going back to my theatre roots.

This was the first show I did in college where I had a lead role. It was The Philadelphia Story and I played Dinah Lord, the bratty younger sister of Tracy who was getting married. To the far left is Liz Imbrie, Dinah Lord (me), Mrs. Margaret Lord, and Tracy Lord. The three other ladies with me were all amazing actors and wonderful people, and I miss them dearly.

We used to have this tradition with this show... if you're not familiar with the show, the Lord family is based on a Main Line family in Philadelpha (main line = old money) and Tracy is getting remarried. Her father is a Broadway producer and has been in tabloids recently. Liz Imbrie is a photog for a tabloid, and her friend Mike is a reporter, and they are invited to the house to do a piece on the family, but the family decides to mess with them a bit. In this one scene, my character comes out all decked out in a purple dress, pink tutu, white gloves, patent leather shoes, a tiara, pearls, and a yellow cumberbun. And I give a little "performance" for Liz and Mike.

Every night after this scene, Momma Lord and Tracy and I would still be in character backstage (for this scene only.. we aren't crazy Method actors) and we'd go through this whole little scene.

Momma: Dinah... why are you dressed like that?
Me: Like what Mom? Say, those people sure are nice. And that man is cute!
Momma: DINAH! What did you do?
Me: (getting changed) Nothing. See ya later!
Momma: Dinah! You get back here and put some clothes on!
Tracy: I don't know why you put up with that bitch. Just send her to military school.

And then in Act 2, Tracy gets WASTED... so our Tracy would come crawling into the dressing room as if she were blasted and tells us all how much she loves us. I'm pretty sure we had more fun backstage during this show than we did onstage.

I just hope this next time around in the theatre world I find people that were just as talented and fun to work with as my college crew. First things first... I need to get cast.

And now for my 10 people:

1. Chelsea at Chelsea Talks Smack

2. Joanie at Joanie's Random Rambling

3. Jess at Everyday Adventures of Me in the City

4. Tess at The Thoughts and Sarcastic Observations of a Starbucks Addict

5 & 6. two lovely gents at Zombies, Whiskey, Random Musings & Witticisms (and that means you each have to do one... the keepsake part at least)

7. Ysolda at Ysolda She has LOVELY patterns for any knitters.

8. Tia at Clever Girl Goes Blog

9. Ali at Because it's the Same Backwards and Forwards...

10. CJ at CJDaily's Blog


Bayjb said...

What a great keepsake. Thanks for the award! Time to start digging for mine.

Joanie M said...

I love this award! Break a leg, Bratface!

Tia said...

thanks for the award!